Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Weekend = Event Styling Fun

Happy Weekend everyone! What are you up to? Today I am meeting a Client to share some ideas for her engagement party. Tonight I am attending a black tie birthday dinner at the private dining room of here.  Tomorrow is dedicated to making the Big A feel special, he can choose wherever he'd like to go and the zoom, we are off.  Perhaps he'll choose here?  Have a fun one my lovelies!

Some Lovely Links: 
Where would you vote for this Ottoman to go?
Oh Yes! Harrods Wedding 
Loving Little Bit of Lovely's latest instagram
The ultimate fashion playlist
A gallery full of Entry Way ideas

7 Year Wedding This Week:
The best of Martha Stewart Weddings
Serena & Lily is a kindred decorating spirit
This most amazing wedding dress 
new book from Good Bones Great Pieces
Gywneth's Easter Table Setting

Image Source: Learning Beyond The Book

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow's Easter Lunch Table Setting

Easter is nearly here and this weekend is the perfect time to start planning your Easter lunch.  I'm going to be taking my inspiration from Gwyneth Paltrow and her table scape she created for Remodelista (PS - I have such a big crush on Gwyneth, please can we be BFFs?)  She choose a fresh take on traditional and the colour palate of robin's egg blud, lilac, pale pink and white.  There are SO MANY details I love  - the egg name tags, the potted pansies in the bowl and the long tapered candles.  I mean seriously, it is so beautiful!!! What inspiration are you picking up on for your Easter table?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The New Book From Good Bones Great Pieces

Do your read Good Bones Great Pieces?  They are one of my favourite blogs for a brilliant take on traditional pieces done in modern ways.  I've just pre ordered their book and I'm so excited to receive it in May.  A labour of love for over a year, Suzanne and Lauren take a look at the 7 pieces every home needs to stay stylish and functional.  The Ladies Home Journal did a sneak peak and I loved checking it out.  I'm dying to have a love seat just like the one below - so lovely!



 Source: Good Bones Great Pieces

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The most amazing wedding dress

All I have to say is..... THIS DRESS!  Layers and layers of beautiful silk from Amsale makes for a dramatically beautiful gown don't you think?

Source: Once Wed

Monday, March 26, 2012

Serena & Lily - A Kindred Spirit

My darlings, it's not often that you find a kindred spirit but I feel that's exactly what Serena & Lily is to my home decoration style.  Bright and fun in colour palates I can only dream of, the look is a modern take on traditional. Their catalogue is a visual feast and well worth a check out.  

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Best of Martha Stewart Weddings

Welcome back to the week my lovelies. Did you have a good one?  This weekend I spent a fun time perusing the bible that is Martha Stewart Weddings.  I've pulled some of my favourite weddings together for you to create a little something special... I like to call this montage: garden glamour.

 Source: Martha Stewart Weddings

Friday, March 23, 2012

 Amirra "Wing tips"
Messenger style bags with flap made from
deconstructed, recycled, vintage, men's
wing tip shoes
(available at ShuzyQ in Anchorage AK)

Sasha "Sport"
Sasha bag with addition of color on pockets
and flattened hand formed copper rings
11" x 7" x 4.5"

Thursday, March 22, 2012


We know, we know. Blog posts have been few and far between lately but with good reason. Spring is here and the season is full of fabulous weddings so Viva has been in full planning mode. We are however so very humbled by the outpouring of "please give us more posts" emails we've received and will do our best to give you what you want.

With that, here we go!

It's not a secret that Viva loves outdoor weddings and what Viva really loves are ways to make each outdoor wedding unique. Here's what we think is a simply fabulous idea for the bride's great reveal at an ourdoor ceremony.

This bride found matching doors at a secondhand furniture shop and restored them with cream-colored paint. The ushers held them upright and together at the start of the ceremony aisle. Just before she walked down the aisle with her father the doors were pulled apart.

Viva loves!!

Photo Credits: Sean Walker Photography


We don't usually do two Book Club posts so close together but this just couldn't wait!

Amy Atlas, also known as “The Sweets Stylist,” is internationally recognized for creating the stylized dessert bar trend that so many MOHs are setting up at their best friend's bridal shower and so many brides are including in their wedding.

We've all dropped our jaws in utter amazement of the images on Amy's website and stalked Amy's blog anxiously awaiting her next post.

Now, after two long years working on this labor of love, Amy is about to release her first book and while it won't be in stores for another month (April 24th 2012) we just couldn't wait to tell you about it!

Sweet Designs has 15 chapters filled with recipes for irresistible treats, affordable DIY craft projects and features never seen before dessert tables, each inspired by themes her clients most often request: a favorite color, design, flavor, destination, passion, or holiday.

Mark your calendar folks. It's only a month away!!


Photo Credits: Brent Foster Photography

What a #SweetTweet!

Wedding cake twitter galore located here! +1 your favorite wedding cake twitter.

@kwidineHow gorgeous are the flowers for tonight's wedding?

 Thanks @kwidine for tweeting! 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Diamond jewelry for ladies

Diamond Bangle Bracelet:

 Diamond Fashion Ring :

 Diamond Hoop Earring :

Friday, March 16, 2012

Rehearsal Twitter via @SassAndBoots

Love the overheard wedding rehearsal twitter? 
Visit the gallery of our favorites and +1 your favorites.

Thanks @SassAndBoots for tweeting, and thanks for being a good girl in church!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

"Amirra Sandals"
The flap on this bag is made
from a pair of deconstructed
vintage sandals

13.5" x 13.5" x 4"

#SweetTweet - Wedding Cakes! Hungry Yet?

Have you visited out #SweetTweet album full of wedding cake twitter?
Visit us on Google + and plus one your favorite cakes.
Tired of clicking? Watch the slideshow below!
Love Pinterest? Visit all our "Wedding Cakes Sweet Tweets" board, favorite cakes from all over the web.
And Twitter? Oh yes, get fresh #SweetTweets on our stream today and every Thursday!
Thanks for tweeting peeps! You're shares are simply inspiring. And like I always say:
"Wedding Twitter is wedding reality best in 140 or less!"
You rock.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Wedding Rehearsal Twitter Fridays!

Rehearsal Fridays. 

anks @nellz2008for tweeting! 

Read the tweets. Understand the stresses. Embrace the joy. Real wedding twitter, best in 140 or less!

Some favorites on Picasa.

Thanks to all you wedding tweeps! Add your wedding twitter. 
Tweet @TweetMyWedding with yous.